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Databases starting with the letter O

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Fulltext Coverage varies
Provides a union catalog of digital resources, including items such as digitized (i.e., scanned) books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files (e.g., wav, mp3), images (e.g., tiff, gif), movies (e.g., mp4, quicktime), and datasets (e.g., downloadable statistics files). OAIster provides access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).
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Oceanic Abstracts ProQuest
Selected Fulltext 1981 - present
This database is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. It focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.
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OECD iLibrary
Selected Fulltext January 1998 - present
OECD's iLibrary is OECD's Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.
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Official Documents of the United Nations (ODS)
Fulltext 1993 - present
Covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. Requires UNICODE-based Internet browsers, such as MS Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape 6.21 or higher versions.
Oncogenes and Growth Factors Abstracts ProQuest
Selected Fulltext 1989 - present
Covers every aspect of oncogene research into the molecular basis of malignant transformations, and is valuable in researching cell growth and oncogenesis, immunology, virology, bacteriology, genetics, and other related fields.
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Optics InfoBase (Optical Society of America)
Fulltext Coverage varies by journal
Includes peer-reviewed journals published by the Optical Society of America, dedicated to the generation, application, archiving and worldwide dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics.
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OSTI - Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Selected Fulltext 1948 - current
The Office of Scientific and Technical Information delivers research results from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Search vast collections of DOE research results, find out about ongoing research projects, explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search e-prints, sign up for alerts, find science conference papers and proceedings, connect with national laboratory education sites, and more.
Selected Fulltext Coverage varies by database
Includes BIOSIS Previews (1969-2008), Evidence Based Medicine Reviews, and Zoological Record (1978-2009).
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Oxford Art Online Oxford
Fulltext Prehistory - present
Provides a gateway to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online (Oxford DNB Online) Oxford
Fulltext 4th century BC to 21st century
Includes a collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies, which describe the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond from the 4th century BC to the 21st century. Allows one user at a time.
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Oxford English Dictionary Oxford
Fulltext Current
Includes the Oxford English Dictionary, and the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, which contains almost the entire vocabulary of English, from Old English to the present day. Also offers publicly available editorial features, providing guides to the OED content and regular commentaries on topical issues in the story of the English language.
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Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press) Oxford
Selected Fulltext Coverage varies by journal
Provides searchable database of journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social science disciplines, including many full text articles.
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Oxford Music Online Oxford
Fulltext Prehistory to present
Comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Contains illustrations and musical examples, including sound examples, and links to related sites. Also includes The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music. Allows a maximum of 3 users at a time.
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Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection Oxford
Fulltext Coverage varies
Contains dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, plus more detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.
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